Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clean Water!

One of the first things I'll want when getting overseas is clean water! Today I did a practice run here in the States to see how making a water filter will work. I used a ceramic filter, spigot, and two five-gallon buckets, and there is now a steady dripping in the kitchen! I have a feeling that in Paraguay, I'll be filling the bucket up before going to bed, and getting clean water in the morning. It's not the quickest way to get water, but it is clean water in the end!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hard at Work

The first thing I remember working on with my dad was my first "big girl" bike. I couldn't have been more than 5 or 6, and the ball bearings always went out. Through the years we've worked together on bikes, cars, furniture, and and airplane. I've learned a lot from my daddy, and I'm so glad he's my dad. This past year he got his pilot license & I'm so proud of him for all the hard work it took to get it.
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A Thought:

What if your favorite sports team used 20% of the allowable players against a full team?

Baseball would have 2 players: a catcher & pitcher??
Football would play 2 players: a quarterback & running back??
Soccer would have 2 players: keeper & sweeper?
Basketball would only have 1 player on the court!

More often than not, this is how the Christian church is running according to missions. Only about 20% of the church is functioning in a missiological role. What percentage are you on?

(Borrowed from Bro. Jesse Mooney, Coats Baptist Church)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A Replacement--and so much more!

Fran & me eating homemade chai tea ice cream

Many times through the last few months, I've asked you to pray for a replacement for my spot in childcare. God answered with my friend, Fran. She'll be one of the new teachers in childcare for the 2011-2012 school year.
Fran was also my neighbor for the past year and a half. We got to be really good friends, and she ended up with a lot of the things I left behind in Missouri. It pleased me to give them to a friend--and to someone I knew would appreciate them!
This summer Fran is working at a summer camp in Arizona--her first time without humidity! I'm making up for it here in North Carolina (and loving every minute of it, so far!)